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Mystery of the Beast of the East River.
Daily Mail Online ^ | July 25, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 07/26/2012 11:45:20 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Dubbed the 'Manhattan monster', a horrifying mystery creature with a mutilated face, snarling snout and five toes on each foot has washed up under the Brooklyn Bridge, perplexing New Yorkers.

Amateur photographer Denise Ginley snapped the ghoulish pink carcass while walking along the East River on Sunday and the grisly images, first published by The Gothamist on Monday, have sparked an array of conspiracy theories as to whether it is a giant water-logged rodent, a cooked pig that a family couldn't fit in, a ballooned dog or some other, more sinister, being.

'We were horrified by it and we took some camera phone pictures and then finally we decided to come back with my camera and I got up the courage to climb over the fence and get closer to it,' Ms Ginley told blog Animal NY.

The New York Parks Department shrugged off the spooky find, that Ms Ginley guessed was 'maybe two feet, head to tail', insisting it was just a swine.

'It was a pig left over from a cookout,' a spokesman told Animal NY, adding that they had already chucked the creature.

But closer inspection reveals creepy, almost human-like hands and feet, which bare no resemblance to a porker's hooves.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: animal; creature; mystery; ny
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Complete Title is, "Mystery of the Beast of the East River; Was washed-up pig really a dead rat - or even a dog?"

Okay, FReepers.. WHAT IS THIS THING? It appears to have five fingers. WHAT IS IT, a raccoon?

1 posted on 07/26/2012 11:45:25 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Bloated dog


2 posted on 07/26/2012 11:48:50 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

Hoffa.


3 posted on 07/26/2012 11:52:01 AM PDT by jimpick
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Hmmmm.. It also resembles a opossum and has similar fingers.


4 posted on 07/26/2012 11:52:44 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
a horrifying mystery creature with a mutilated face, snarling snout and five toes on each foot has washed up under the Brooklyn Bridge, perplexing New Yorkers. Amateur photographer Denise Ginley snapped the ghoulish pink carcass while walking along the East River on Sunday and the grisly images, first published by The Gothamist on Monday, have sparked an array of conspiracy theories as to whether it is a giant water-logged rodent, a cooked pig that a family couldn't fit in, a ballooned dog or some other, more sinister, being.

A picture of the carcass:


5 posted on 07/26/2012 11:53:27 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Jaysus
And here’s me thinkin’ it was Christine Quinn!


6 posted on 07/26/2012 11:53:27 AM PDT by brooklyn dave
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Chupacabra with a pancake on its head.


7 posted on 07/26/2012 11:54:42 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

If Obama had a son...

8 posted on 07/26/2012 11:54:48 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1283 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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looking at the jaw, tail, ears and tail....Pit bull??????
9 posted on 07/26/2012 11:59:42 AM PDT by VF-51vnv
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looking at the jaw, chest, ears and tail....Pitbull??????


10 posted on 07/26/2012 12:00:40 PM PDT by VF-51vnv
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Plum Island test subject. I lived in Sag Harbor and can confirm strange things are going on out there. Watch on YouTube an episode from Jesse Ventura's "Conspiracy Theory" for more info:

Conspiracy Theory W/ Jesse Ventura: Plum Island: Island of Horror

11 posted on 07/26/2012 12:02:14 PM PDT by Rona Badger (Heeds the Calling Wind)
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To: null and void
I've been to China this looks like an appetizer not an entree.
12 posted on 07/26/2012 12:02:53 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Genetic engineering?

AlGore’s “ManBearPig”?


13 posted on 07/26/2012 12:04:04 PM PDT by airborne (My heroes don't wear capes. My heroes wear dog tags!!!)
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looking at the jaw, chest, ears and tail....Pitbull??????

Bingo. I’d bet $5K that is correct.
Decomp and bloat make normal things look funny and stink!


14 posted on 07/26/2012 12:07:57 PM PDT by Ribeye (Protective headwear courtesy of Reynolds Aluminum Products- Extra-cranial RF Suppression Division)
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The most shocking aspect of this novel creature is the fact the eyes are on the bottom of the head, and the legs and feet are above the torso. It probably was able to walk on ceilings.


15 posted on 07/26/2012 12:23:34 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama 07/22/12: "we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence...")
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Dogs have four toes plus a ‘dew claw’ higher up on the foreleg. This animal has 5 toes so it’s not a dog. I’m thinking now that it’s a opossum.


16 posted on 07/26/2012 12:32:02 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Obviously many posters have not spent much time in the wild, nor have they encountered bloated carcasses (human or animal). The multiple pictures indicate features that negate many of the suppositions to this critters’ origins.
Animals do not lose hair when submerged in water. This is not a dog, raccoon, opossum, pig, goat, large cat or fox.

Genetically modified animal? In a way looks like a giant shrew or mole (hairless?). No this is not a critter ever scientifically identified.


17 posted on 07/26/2012 12:33:29 PM PDT by Fully Awake DAV (Navy Vet when homosexuality was not tolerated)
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To: VF-51vnv

Looking at the teeth and the ears: Yep.


18 posted on 07/26/2012 12:39:22 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Fully Awake DAV

Good point. It was possibly shaved for experimentation purposes at Plum Island.


19 posted on 07/26/2012 12:42:02 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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"The most shocking aspect of this novel creature is the fact the eyes are on the bottom of the head, and the legs and feet are above the torso. It probably was able to walk on ceilings."


20 posted on 07/26/2012 12:42:40 PM PDT by freedomlover
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